Just got back from Aspinwall. While there we ate at the Aspinwall Grille; great food and adult beverages, nice atmosphere. Next door there’s a bakery, and a number of other businesses. Directly across the street is a metered parking lot. After lunch we drove around the community. We saw many beautiful old homes, well maintained multi-famliy units and quaint brick streets. In general there was a small town feel while still being close to the heart of Pittsburgh. I saw a thriving community with a robust business district. If I squinted just a little bit, this place looked like Bellevue. What I didn’t see was blight, empty store fronts, or vacant/abandoned properties. Are there some ideas that we could borrow from Aspinwall? We obviously can’t keep doing what we’ve always been doing (we’ll just keep on getting what we’ve always been getting). The time for change is coming.